M.C. asks from Franklin, OH on June 06, 2008
Going to Camp as a Counsellor
I am going to church camp this summer as a counsellor. I will be going for 1 week and I am very excited. I have gone the last 2 years. I will have girls ages 7=12.
I am looking for any of those "oh why didn't I think to bring that" ideas of what to bring. I know I have said I have gone before, but I can't remember everything. and there might be some new things to bring.
Thanks so much!!
R.P. answers from Youngstown on June 10, 2008
P.R. answers from Indianapolis on June 07, 2008
Okay, I know you will have a great time!!! I always enjoyed it before I walked away from uniformed relgion and went to circle.
So you will remember toothpaste, bandaids, antiseptic soap, gel, bible, hat, cameras (one shot water proof), and antiseptic cream or spray, transiter type radio or CD player, batteries, sunscreen, aloe gel for sunburn or other tanning and burn aids, string, sandwich and food storage bags, wipes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, extra toothbrushes, skin-so-soft spray to keep the bugs off (they even have towelletes that are really easy to store, pack, and use), ace bandages in case of a sprain, a sling in case you need one, clothes pins, a piece of cording or clothes line, a couple of garbage bags for wet and filthy things, tooth picks, straws, glue, stamps, envelopes, letter paper or note cards, plenty of pencils, markers, compass, back pack, candles, matches, and a bunsen-burner, several decks of cards or other types of simple games should the need arise.
I won't go into clothes because no one forgets their clothes, towels, swim suits, and thongs, extra pillow case and sheet, and spare shoes.
Can't think of anything else.
Have a great time.
K. answers from Indianapolis on June 07, 2008
Here is my families general packing list. When I copies it the heading and sections got jumbles, but I think you will get the general idea. I hope this helps. Have a great time at camp. K.
Personal items Linens Clothing
baby oil pillows t - shirts
soap sheets, blankets p. j. ‘s
face cleaner towels robe
toothpaste sleeping bag sweats
hair towel air mattress laundry soap washcloth
feminine products bra’s
hair accessories dresses
comb & pick shirts
hair brush, pantyhose
hand sanitizer purse, fanny pack
deodorant Swim items baseball cap
razor Him water socks jeans
razor Her raft jacket
curling iron beach towels tennis shoes
shaving cream bathing suit slippers
hair spray sun screen & aloe boots
hair dryer sandals
prescriptions sun glasses
glasses & case chap stick
contact items Other
aspirin Video Recorder
Q-tips travel iron
band aids & antibiotic ointment games
emery board folding chair
perfume cell phone bat. & charger
cologne extra oil for car
nail polish camera & film
c.d.’s & tapes
cough drops toilet paper
shower cap pop
Check oil in the car
Duplicate Packing List for Return Trip
R.P. answers from Youngstown on June 10, 2008
I like to take with me - any overnighter - a flashlight with extra batteries and a digital kitchen timer... I use that for naps (if I am so lucky to have time for one or more) or sometimes for an alarm clock.
Popcorn is a good one too - usually there is a microwave available!
Have fun :)
S.K. answers from Cleveland on June 07, 2008
bring extra hair ponies. pony tail holders:)
H.I. answers from Cleveland on June 07, 2008
Wow! That is amazing. I am going to help out at Royal Family Kids Camp it is a camp where kids have been sexually abused and neglected. We take them to camp and minister the word of God to them. We show them the love of God. Our camp is in July.
I would say you would want to take bugs spray, sun block, swimming suit, water bottle, towels, hat, lotion, sleeping bag, bible, a fan, a stereo to listen to, a few christian cds, pillow, sheets, clothing, tooth brush, tooth paste, hair ties, camera, and brush.
J.H. answers from Columbus on June 07, 2008
I used to love being a camp counselor. Here are some things I would suggest. If you have electric a fan you can plug in in case it is unbearable. Hats to keep the sun off of your face, sunglasses, flip flops for the shower, a bucket is good to keep all of your shower stuff in, disposable cameras, some decorations for your cabin, since it is a church camp maybe fish nets and fish or something to go with a Bible story, Bible, flash lights, bug spray, sun block,
C.K. answers from Canton on June 07, 2008
Sounds like a great week ahead for you. In a addition to other suggestions.. may include some clothes pins... to hang wet towels and clothes.. and some plastic grocery bags to take home the wet stuff... and muddy things. I am squimish about bugs... so I have taken some bug spray to spray around cabin before campers arrive....
Have fun...and make a difference in the lives of those girls!!
S.H. answers from South Bend on June 09, 2008
I would make sure to take some feminine products as girls from 9-12 could start their period for the first time. Also some additional hair items, a bag for muddy/wet stuff, sun tan lotion, first aid kit, contact solution, tootbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and body soup, etc.. Basically anything a young girl might need that might be forgotten or spilt or something like that. Good luck!